2 March 2010


Toulouse Lab orders Riber MBE reactor for opto research

Riber S.A. of Bezons, France, which manufactures molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) systems as well as evaporation sources and effusion cells, has sold an MBE412 III-V reactor to the CNRS Toulouse System Analysis and Architecture Laboratory (LAAS) in France. The new system complements the existing equipment base of the technology center, which is a member of the Basic Technological Research - RTB network (a partnership between France's CNRS and CEA).

Riber says that the system sold to LAAS is highly flexible and has a unique design for processing large-size substrates for III-V compound semiconductors. It should help to increase LAAS' research capabilities in the optoelectronic GaAs field and consolidate work on photonic components as well as their integration into a system. Riber adds that it should also allow the design of innovative devices devoted to nano-photonics, quantum well and box components, advanced laser sources such as vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), and photonic-crystal laser diodes.  

The MBE412 system, which will be accessible to the community as part of the RTB network, should offer the R&D resources to meet the challenges of micro-nanotechnology and nanoscience research, Riber concludes.

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